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Dolphin Force personnel gun down ‘psycho knife-attacker’ in Lahore

LAHORE: The Dolphin Force personnel reportedly shot dead a man said to be mentally ill after he attacked and injured five people with a knife in Lahore’s Sabzazar area on Saturday.  According to the police, the knife-wielding man, identified as Umair, injured four people, including a woman, in the provincial capital’s Sabzazar neighbourhood. A contingent of the Dolphin Force reached the spot and tried to get a hold of the knife-attacker when he also stabbed a constable, Mubbashir, injuring him. In retaliation, the…

Two dead, four injured in Paris knife attack

PARIS: One person was killed and four injured Saturday night in central Paris by a man armed with a knife, who was shot dead by police, security sources said. The attack took place near the city's main opera house in an area full of bars, restaurants and theatres which were brimming on a weekend night. The man attacked five people with a knife, one of whom died, police said. Two were in serious condition and all the victims are in hospital. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb hailed in a tweet the "sang-froid and…

London murder rate overtakes New York as knife crime rises

LONDON: London police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months, statistics show, as the British capital’s mayor vowed to fight a “violent scourge” on the streets. There were 15 murders in London in February against 14 in New York, according to London’s Metropolitan Police Service and the New York Police Department. For March, 22 murders were investigated in London, with 21 reports in New York. In the latest bloodshed, a 17-year-old girl died on Monday after she was found…

Neymar’s foot operation a success: officials

BELO HORIZONTE: Surgery on the broken right foot of Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar went successfully Saturday, officials said, leaving the planet's most expensive footballer in a race to recuperate before the World Cup. The operation, performed by Brazilian national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, began early on Saturday morning in the Mater Dei hospital in Belo Horizonte. Just after midday (1500 GMT), a spokesman from the Brazilian football federation announced that the operation was over. "Neymar is…

Woman attacked with knife in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: A woman was attacked with a sharp object in Gujranwala on Saturday, in Jinnah Road police station limits. The woman got badly injured and she was immediately rushed to Civil Hospital Gujranawala. The 25-year-old victim said two unknown men riding a bike attacked her with a knife on her abdomen when she was standing at her door. The victim and her spouse nodded in negative when asked if they had enmity with anyone, while the police said probe was underway to arrest the culprits. It is apropos to…

Swiss police say knife-wielding asylum seeker killed by officer

ZURICH: A refugee was shot and killed by Swiss police on Saturday after he charged at two other asylum seekers with knives, law enforcement officials said. Police in the town of Brissago in Switzerland’s Italian-speaking canton of Ticino said they were called to a refugee centre after a report of an altercation after midnight. Officers say they escorted two asylum seekers into the building, where they were rushed by a man brandishing two knives. “To guarantee the safety of all those present, a cantonal police…

What motivates criminals like the one attacking women with knife in Karachi?

KARACHI: The incidents of attacking women with knife in one part of Karachi have raised the eyebrows as people are unable to understand that what motivates him for such attacks. Eight women have been attacked in just five days in Gulistan-e-Johar and its surrounding areas. The criminal attacked four women on left hand and one on right, while he also targeted lower back of some women. Cases in this regard have been registered in Gulistan-e-Johar and Shah Faisal Colony police stations, while police have failed to nab him…

Man ‘with knife’ arrested outside UK parliament

LONDON: London police on Friday arrested a man at the fence surrounding the British parliament on suspicion of carrying a knife, which comes nearly three months after an Islamist terror attack in the same area. The man was detained at 11:10 am (1010 GMT) by the Palace of Westminster in central London, police said in a statement. "The man -- aged in his 30s -- was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife. There are no reports of any injuries," the brief statement said. A bearded man, wearing black trousers and…